Scouting: Massillon vs. Canton McKinley

The greatest high school rivalry in America ended up being a blowout last Saturday, as Massillon rolled Canton McKinley 34-7 in Ohio action. There were several outstanding performers in the game.

Massillon entered last Saturday's big rivalry game with Canton McKinley knowing they had to win to make the Ohio playoffs, and the Tigers did that in convincing fashion beating the Bulldogs 34-7.

The Tigers broke open a close game in the second half and cruised to an easy victory, led by several impressive individual performers.

Nathaniel Devers: The senior center has had an excellent career for Massillon, and he is headed to Cincinnati. He might have played his best game against McKinley, and the three-star talent keyed an explosive running game. Also contributed at defensive tackle. The Bearcats are getting a good one with Devers.

Reggie Rogers: The wide receiver is one of the top 2015 prospects in Ohio, and he holds early offers from Toledo, Kentucky and Cincinnati. There will be more. Only caught one pass, but it was a long one and set up a touchdown. Has the speed, hands and cutting ability to play at the next level.

Marcus Whitfield: Another senior that might have played the best game of his career, Whitfield caught a touchdown pass, blocked a field goal that was returned for a touchdown, and played well at defensive back. Toledo is getting a steal with Whitfield, and it's surprising no Big Ten schools decided to offer.

J.D. Crabtree: Although he was injured early in the game, Crabtree contributed on both sides of the football at defensive end and tailback, and scored the game's first touchdown. Holds an offer from Toledo, and his future could be as a linebacker.

Danny Clark: Although he wasn't asked to do much offensively due to the Tigers running the football so effectively, the freshman quarterback took another step in his development. A third quarter drive for a touchdown where he hit Rogers on a deep ball off the play action, then ran over a safety on the goal line for a touchdown, might have been the moment Clark went from freshman to sophomore. One of the top 2017 prospects in the Midwest, Clark has exceeded expectations this season.

Lyron Wilson: The Massillon senior tailback was the overall game MVP after rushing for over 180-yards. He is playing his best football the second half of the season, and he might be turning himself into a Division-I recruit. An impressive playoff run could land him offers. Has speed and power at 180-pounds.

Two players stood out in defeat for Canton McKinley, and both played well.

Eric Glover-Williams: Even though the Tiger defense pulled the cape off "Superman", the four-star athlete still had his moments. He rushed for over 70 yards against a defense solely designed to stop him from running the football. As the only offensive weapon, EGW is a marked man by every defense he faces, so yards are tough to come by. The speed, toughness and cutting ability is evident, and the Ohio State commit has a bright future.

Jamal Davis: The senior linebacker finished his regular season career in style, and he made several unassisted tackles in the game. A fast, physical middle linebacker, Davis has options at the next level. Indiana and Marshall are at the top now, but watch out for Michigan State should the Spartans offer.


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